We have encountered a problem, in entering a routine purchase order, the item is from the same batch as one previously and the system wont let us enter it flashing up a box with 'Serial Number already registered'. We do this routinely, often receiving a batch again, and this has worked for this item before. I think we've seen this behaviour before, usually associated with wrong expiry date, but I've checked everything and cant vsee an error.
We are still on 8.2 2016-10-29
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Created byPaul Timms17:04 26 Feb 2018
This depends on a tickbox in Stock > Settings > Cost Accounting. If "Cost Price for Serial Number" is ticked, it does not allow receiving the same serial number on multiple goods receipts. If this box is unticked, it will allow you to do this. However, this means that it will not hold the cost per batch, if you buy the same batch at different prices. So you will need to decide which method suits you better.